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Ian Topham
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There are many locations that claim, or have a reputation of being haunted by more than one ghost?  Is this possible, or do you believe that the nun on the hallway, white lady of the stairs and crippled slave swinging in the attic could all be symptoms of just one haunting.

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Re: Multiple Ghosts?

I think that any location claiming to have more than one ghost has just that. It goes back to the saying I've seen around the internet for a while now: ghosts were people too. I don't think that when we die, women suddenly know how to take on the characteristics of men (or vice versa) or people and animals. We're all individuals and each haunting is a separate entity.

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Re: Multiple Ghosts?

What haunted places DO usually have is multiple hot spots. Haunting activity tends only to take place in certain places in a building, usually single rooms or even parts of rooms. The same activity is usually always reported in any particular hot spot. So a ghost may appear in one hot spot and whispering be heard in another.

This may give rise to the idea of multiple ghosts in one building.

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Re: Multiple Ghosts?

But what about people who see full manifestations? Or even partial ones where sex can be determined?

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Re: Multiple Ghosts?

I think whe it comes down to questioning apparitions it all boils down again to what exactly a ghost is.  Is it spiritual, in which case several may be living in a house, like shared student accomodation or whether they are something else.

What distracts me is when I find a location that has started clocking up large numbers of ghosts, 5, 10, 15 some even as many as 20.  In a lot of cases I think these claims can be tracked back mediums or people who are "sensitive" muddying the water.  Just because they pick up a man in a tweed jacket by a fireplace does not he actually haunts the site.

I think agree with Mysteryshopper with mulyiple areas of activity making up a haunted zone or house.

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Re: Multiple Ghosts?

True enough, but I don''t see any reason that it can't happen.  I know of one case I looked into claimed multiple appriitions from different periods of time.  All we got were doors unlocking, then opening and closing, but... I can't totally discount the eyewitness reports.  

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Re: Multiple Ghosts?
Andrasta wrote:

But what about people who see full manifestations? Or even partial ones where sex can be determined?

I must admit that if you have say an apparition of a woman in one part of a house and say one of a male dwarf in another room it would appear to be two seperate and distinct ghosts.

If we are looking at a haunting potentially being a cluster of  hotspots, then have any studies been done on thier proximity to each other.  Are they usually within say, 50 foot of each other and are they all active at once or on rotation or totally random?

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Re: Multiple Ghosts?

I think its completely possible, Though ide like to see if they are able to appear in the same building at the same time,

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Re: Multiple Ghosts?

I agree that if you have temperature fluctuations within close proximity to one another, then it's a good chance only one spirit is there just moving around. Ultimately I suppose you have to rely on eyewitness accounts or the word of a sensitive.

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Re: Multiple Ghosts?
Red Don wrote:

If we are looking at a haunting potentially being a cluster of  hotspots, then have any studies been done on thier proximity to each other.  Are they usually within say, 50 foot of each other and are they all active at once or on rotation or totally random?

I am not sure if any such studies have been done Red.  I wonder if there is any relationship between the number of ghosts a location claims and the number of rooms it has? 

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Re: Multiple Ghosts?

Imagine a haunted Battlefield with multiple apparitions of figures fighting.  Would the whole battle be classed as a ghost or single large apparition or would be say 50+ ghosts of dead soldiers come back to finish off the enemy?

The ghostly nuns seen walking in a row down a corridor.  One ghost or three?



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